Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

Le programme d’apprentissage de XCMG accueille des apprentis venus des cinq continents pour une visite d’une semaine

XUZHOU, Chine, 19 janvier 2016 /PRNewswire — Le fabricant mondial d’équipements pour la construction et l’industrie minière, XCMG, accueille cinq apprentis venus du monde entier pour un voyage d’une semaine au siège social de XCMG, du 18 au 24 janvier à Xuzhou, en Chine.

5 Apprentices are invited for one-week visit to XCMG.

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Le programme d’envergure mondiale, lancé en novembre 2015, a reçu un total de 3 129 candidatures en provenance de 54 pays du monde entier.

À l’issue de plusieurs tours de sélection, cinq gagnants ont été annoncés – Jose Alessandro Silva Costa du Brésil, Bogdan Butyrev de Russie, Russell Jennings des États-Unis, Sharon Maingi du Kenya et Laiq Shah du Pakistan.

« C’est la première fois que XCMG fait venir des apprentis de toute la planète en Chine pour leur faire vivre une expérience en immersion, leur offrir la possibilité d’en savoir plus sur XCMG, tout en encourageant la communication et les échanges sur l’industrie de la machinerie de construction », a déclaré Xu Xiaohui, assistant du directeur général de XCMG.

Le grand atout de ces échanges interculturels et intersectoriels est que les cinq apprentis viennent d’horizons très différents. L’un des gagnants, M. Butyrev, 42 ans, occupe actuellement le poste de directeur du développement commercial de la région Asie Pacifique chez New Technologies in Transportation (NTT) et est très intéressé par la machinerie de construction. « J’aime ce sentiment de pouvoir changer le monde et de l’améliorer un peu en utilisant ces énormes machines », dit-il.

En compagnie des employés de XCMG, les apprentis bénéficieront d’une visite complète des différents départements, laboratoires et usines. Pendant la semaine, cinq employés de XCMG, dont un technicien de recherche, un concepteur de produits, un directeur de département, un responsable des ventes et un opérateur de machinerie lourde, guideront les apprentis dans une série d’activités telles que le maniement d’une pelleteuse, la visite d’une usine d’assemblage des grues et celle du plus grand laboratoire Vibrations Acoustique d’Asie, entre autres.

«XCMG est un nom très réputé dans le secteur de la construction. En tant qu’ingénieur, j’ai toujours été impressionné par l’ingéniosité des produits de XCMG et par sa production à très grande échelle. Je suis persuadé que je vais beaucoup apprendre en observant ce géant du secteur de la construction de l’intérieur », a déclaré Laiq Shah, un étudiant de 24 ans qui se spécialise dans la machinerie de construction.

Les apprentis ne vont pas seulement découvrir la technologie et les produits de XCMG, mais aussi l’histoire et la culture de l’entreprise à travers les activités d’exploitation quotidiennes.

« L’éducation a toujours été l’une des missions principales de XCMG et nous nous engageons à cultiver des talents novateurs et espérons, par ailleurs, initier nos apprentis internationaux à la culture chinoise », a déclaré Wangmin, PDG de XCMG.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez visiter : www.xcmg.com, ou  consulter les pages Facebook, Twitter et YouTube de XCMG.

XCMG Apprentice Program Welcomes Apprentices from Five Continents for One-Week Visit

XUZHOU, China, Jan. 19, 2016 / PRNewswire — Global construction and mining equipment manufacturer XCMG is hosting five international apprentices for a one-week trip in XCMG’s headquarter from January 18 to 24 in Xuzhou, China.

5 Apprentices are invited for one-week visit to XCMG.

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160119/323410

The global program launched in November, 2015 received a total of 3,129 applications from 54 countries around the world.

After several rounds of selection, five winners were announced – Jose Alessandro Silva Costa from Brazil, Bogdan Butyrev from Russia, Russell Jennings from the United States, Sharon Maingi from Kenya and Laiq Shah from Pakistan.

“This is XCMG’s first time bringing global apprentices to China for an immersive experience, offering them the opportunity to learn about XCMG while encouraging the communication and exchange in construction machinery industry at the same time,” said Xu Xiaohui, General Manager Assistant of XCMG.

A highlight of the cross-cultural and -business communication is that the five apprentices come from very different backgrounds. One of the winners, the 42-year-old Butyrev, now works as director of business development of Asia Pacific region at New Technologies in Transportation (NTT) and has strong interests in construction machinery: “I love the feeling of changing the world and making that a bit better using those huge machines.”

The apprentices will join XCMG employees for a comprehensive journey through different departments, labs and factories. During the week, five XCMG employees including research technician, product designer, division manager, sales executive and heavy equipment operator will guide the apprentices in a series of activities such as operating excavator, visiting crane assembly factory and Asia’s largest vibration and noise lab among others.

“XCMG is a huge name in construction industry. I, as an engineer, have always been impressed by the ingenuity of XCMG products and the scale of its production. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot by looking at this construction industry giant from inside,” said Laiq Shah, a 24-year-old student majoring in construction machinery.

The apprentices will not only see XCMG’s technology and products, but also the company’s history and culture through day-to-day operations.

“Education has always been one of XCMG’s key missions and we are dedicated to cultivating innovative talents, in the meantime we also hope to introduce Chinese culture to our international apprentices,” said Wangmin, CEO of XCMG.

For more information, please visit: www.xcmg.com, or XCMG pages on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

SOUTH AFRICAN UTILITY ESKOM SEEKS TO RECOVER 22.8 BILLION RAND

CAPE TOWN, South African Sate0owned power utility Eskom has submitted an application of 22.8 billion Rand (about 1.37 billion US dollars) to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).

The so-called Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application relates only to the 2013-2014 financial year and Eskom indicated Monday that an application regarding the 2014-2015 financial year will come at a later stage.

The RCA application is to cost the recovery and revenue adjustments based on actual past variances and is not a revenue application based on future estimates, Anoj Singh, Eskom’s chief financial officer, told the Nersa panel.

Singh’s submission marked the start of Nersa’s public hearings into why Eskom’s application to recover an additional 22.8 billion Rand through an electricity tariff increase should be granted.

The Nersa public hearings kicked off in Cape Town on Monday and will end in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Feb 5.

Nersa approves electricity tariff increases for Eskom based on a number of assumptions about factors such as electricity demand and cost of primary energy. Depending on how those assumptions pan out, Eskom is either owed money or owes the public.

The 22.8 billion Rand Eskom is applying for consists, among others, of 11.7 billion Rand for revenue variance, 8.0 billion Rand for open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) costs, 2.4 billion Rand for other primary energy costs, 2.0 billion Rand for coal burn and 1.7 billion Rand for independent power producer (IPP) extra purchases.

Singh said the revenue shortfall was primarily the result of lower than anticipated demand and increased OCGT costs. The revenue under-recovery was driven mainly by a lower sales volume from standard tariff customers because of the economic downturn, demand response initiatives and price elasticity impacts.

At the same time there was a higher use of OCGTs to avoid or minimize the impact of load shedding during that period.

Singh said Eskom was sensitive to the socio-economic situation in South Africa, but must also look at the power utility’s financial viability. “Eskom is sensitive to the impact it has on the economy and the importance of providing electricity when needed,” he said.

He added that Eskom continued to support the IPP programme as well as the focus on its new build capacity of Medupi, Kusile and Ingula as a priority.

He emphasised that investors were seeking certainty and stability from the regulatory process. Improved investor confidence would, therefore, impact Eskom’s credit rating and funding security.

SOURCE: SABC

IMC to improve support to investors

President Jacob Zuma has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee to improve support and assistance to investors wishing to invest in South Africa.

The Presidency on Tuesday said potential investors complain about the time they have to spend visiting different government departments and institutions to fulfil regulatory requirements and the need to simplify the regulatory framework, among others.

President Zuma in 2015 announced an InvestSA approach and the One Stop Shop (OSS) concept and work has begun towards the establishment of the critical service.

“Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, has created a division at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to focus on investment promotion, facilitation and aftercare.

“He is also adding capacity to the facilitation and aftercare unit to create a clearing house and to roll out One Stop Shops in all provinces. Investors are encouraged to contact the DTI for the pilot service,” said the Presidency.

The Presidency said the fully-fledged InvestSA service and One Stop Shop will be launched later this year.

The One Stop Shop concept requires support from all government departments.

“The President has thus decided to expand the current Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Bilateral Investment Treaties to include a focus on South Africa’s investment climate across all areas of government in a coordinated and cohesive manner,” said the Presidency.

The reconfigured IMC on Investment will be chaired by President Zuma, assisted by Minister Davies.

The IMC also includes Ministers for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; Economic Development; Energy; Environmental Affairs; Finance; Health; Home Affairs; Labour; Mineral Resources; Public Enterprises; Rural Development and Land Reform; Science and Technology; Water and Sanitation; and Small Business Development.

The Presidency said the IMC will focus on:

– Overall coordination, alignment and policy coherence on economic policy, regulatory, framework, thereby providing clarity and certainty to investment.

– Improvement in South Africa’s investment climate in particular the ease of doing business and competitiveness of South Africa.

– Coordination and roll out of the One Stop Service across all levels in government. The One Stop Service will fast track, unblock and reduce red tape in government. All government departments in the three spheres of Government need to commit to a continuous improvement and service delivery.

– Overall coordination and alignment in terms of South Africa’s marketing, communication, and media in terms of our messaging of South Africa as an investment destination both locally and abroad.

– Scaling up private sector investment, higher impact Industrial Policy Action Plan, support for the black industrialist program, SME development and the Township Economy.

– Identification, packaging and implementing investment projects in terms of national interest and economic development.

– Promoting regional integration and industrialisation of the African Continent.

– Promoting cooperation and partnerships between government and the private sector.

– Coordinate inputs into the task teams of the Presidential Big Business Working Group and the new Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment commission.

“The IMC will be open to inputs from the business community and other sectors as it works to create the new investment agency.

“It will also interface with the President’s Coordinating Council, which brings together national government, Premiers and local government,” said the Presidency.

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERMENT NEWS AGENCY